Perfect Crime
Open run 1h 55m
Perfect Crime
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Perfect Crime NYC Reviews and Tickets

49%
(357 Reviews)
Positive
30%
Mixed
25%
Negative
45%
Members say
Disappointing, Confusing, Slow, Dated, Clever

Put on your detective hat and solve the longest running murder mystery show in New York City.

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Member Reviews (357)

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952 Reviews | 387 Followers
68
Entertaining, Disappointing, Clever, Great acting, Slow

See it if You want to see a classic off Broadway show. It's been around forever.

Don't see it if You're looking for a great show. It's ok but far from great.

983 Reviews | 229 Followers
40
Confusing, Dated, Disappointing, Cliched, Insipid

See it if you like a murder mystery type of show. Confusing at parts, slow at parts and awful at parts.

Don't see it if if you don't like slow, baseless shows that can put you to sleep at different times. I cannot figure how this show has lasted so long, was n

746 Reviews | 124 Followers
65
Quirky, Overly clever, Great staging, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if complex "who done its" are your thing. In the tradition of mysteries, when a gun appears in the first act, it has to go off by the last.

Don't see it if you are easily frustrated by puzzle plays. The staff gives out a list of clues and connections to audience members as they leave the theater

MJK
677 Reviews | 187 Followers
15
Dated, Banal, Forgettable

See it if you've seen everything else in town. (Cheap tickets are usually easy to come by for this show.)

Don't see it if you expect some mystery from your mystery plays or thrills from your thrillers.

657 Reviews | 101 Followers
4
Disappointing

See it if If you dislike mysteries. You will be glad you dislike mysteries and never see one again.

Don't see it if If you like a good ending to a mystery.

612 Reviews | 125 Followers
65
Confusing, Slow, Disappointing

See it if It was ok, I found it hurt understand what was happening at times.

Don't see it if if you do not like slow moving storys

605 Reviews | 226 Followers
40
Banal, Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You just want to check this one off the list. It is the longest running play in New York!

Don't see it if You think you're going to see an interesting thriller or murder mystery. Be warned, it's awful.

482 Reviews | 717 Followers
30
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if you make a habit of flushing your money down the toilet.

Don't see it if you like good acting (the lead female has been in it for over 20 years and completely phones in her performance--just utterly bad).

Critic Reviews (3)

The New York Times
October 3rd, 2005

"But if you stick with the story - and considering the turgid performances, that's asking a lot - it does make sense and even has a certain thematic elegance. As the illusions reveal themselves, a confusion and sense of terror slowly build. Or at least that's what should happen if the production wasn't so lethargic."
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New York Daily News
September 23rd, 2011

"There's just no killing New York's currently longest-running play. On Sunday, Warren Manzi's 1987 murder mystery, directed by Jeffrey Hyatt, hits a major mile-marker: 10,000 performances. Having never seen the show before, the time seemed right. As of No. 9,980, there's still life in the modestly diverting thriller."
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W
February 16th, 2011

"In the face of awkward segues within the characters’ dialogue and the lack of chemistry, Perfect Crime is still an intriguing thriller full of unexpected twists and turns. It will leave you unsettled and questioning the motives of its characters like any suspenseful piece of work will do. And in my opinion, that is its strongest asset."
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